The Greek part of the divided Island of Cyprus joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981. They are yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest, but they have three times finished 5th tasting a bit of success.
When Lisa Andreas came 5th in 2005 with the ballad Stronger Every Minute, the semi-final system had just been introduced the year before. Two years later, the country would fail to reach the final - and unfortunately not just one, but four years in a row. In 2011 and 2013, Cyprus again missed out on the final.
Since 2015, Cyprus has been rather consistent reaching the final every year, but all finishing bottom six.